The art of quaffing
Here in our little corner of Pennine Yorkshire you’ll discover irresistible cocktails rubbing shoulders with premium beers, wines, champagnes and spirits from across the globe.
Whether you find yourself settled in our stylish main lounge, tucked away in our intimate cocktail bar or surrounded by the opulence of the Grand Salon, we’re here to conjure up a little of the building’s former glory for you.
Our cocktail bar houses premium ingredients from across the globe. Alongside classics such as Cosmopolitans and Martinis, you’ll uncover innovative creations like our refreshing Yorkshire Breeze, lavender-inspired, ‘Alibi’ concoction and our signature cocktail, Gentlemen Jack.
Our selection of premium beers, wines and champagnes has been thoughtfully selected to awaken your senses and refresh your soul. With over sixty gins, forty rums, two dozen whiskeys and a bevy of brandies at our fingertips, we’re confident you’ll find your favourite tipple, right here in Alibi.
Whether you’re here to celebrate life, do business, take part in a cocktail masterclass, kickstart your weekend or simply sip your morning coffee, our team are at your service.
Geraldine Coates, aka Madame Gin, has been writing about gin for over 20 years and has herself played a significant role in the great gin revival.
She has worked closely with a number of major gin brands as a consultant and on training programmes and now teaches the world’s first accredited Gin Diploma.
She is also the editor of the world’s first website devoted to gin, www.gintime.com. it is that reason that we have got Geraldine involved with our Gin list and which is why it is so extensive.
Dave Marsland started his career back in 2007 in Cheshire, working at a local pub, then onto cocktail bars in Manchester Airport before heading into restaurants in Knutsford as bar manager.
After working with Greene King and becoming AGM for an American franchise restaurant, he created his own brand agency, Drinks Enthusiast, in 2011 and working with Northern Restaurant and Bar trade show.
Since then he’s gained multiple award-winning brands as clients, written for numerous publications including Imbibe and CLASS, opened a spirit specialist shop in South Manchester called Riddles Emporium and came 3rd in the IWSC Independent Spirit Retailer within its first year.
He then created Manchester Rum Festival, the city’s first rum festival, an Italian café pop-up with PizzaExpress in Manchester named Bassano Bar, and recently opened his own Caribbean inspired bar Marigot Bay Bar and Café in South Manchester.